Several technical issues currently limit the cost effectiveness of 3D-printing custom foot orthoses, but these will likely be addressed in the near future with the emergence of larger and faster 3D printers.
By Steven Hoeffner, PhD; Timothy Pruett; Breanne Przestrzelski, MS; Brian Kaluf, CP; Nikki Hooks, CO; Katelyn Ragland; Shannon Hall; Kyle Walker; Dan Ballard, CPed; and John DesJardins, PhD
Running may increase the risk of knee osteoarthritis (OA) onset or progression for some people, but in many others the knees will be safe during running; in such individuals, the benefits of physical activity can positively affect weight management and other means of reducing OA risk.
By Nicole M. Cattano, PhD, LAT, ATC; and Jeffrey B. Driban, PhD, ATC, CSCS
Even patients who obediently wear their O&P devices can pose a clinical challenge if they wear their devices past the point of breakdown. Experts offer suggestions for dealing with patients who are hard on devices—including those who are very large, very active, or very frugal.
By Shalmali Pal
Several confounding factors make it difficult to determine statistical associations between footwear and injuries in basketball, but attitudes toward shoes among National Basketball Association (NBA) players suggest both positive and negative trends with regard to potential injury risk.
By Will Carroll
To understand the association between jumping biomechanics and transmission of forces through the patellar tendon, practitioners must have a working knowledge of the anatomy of the knee, as well as the biomechanical factors that determine force transmission through the knee.
By Rob Halle, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
In the Moment: Sports Medicine
Measures of cumulative subconcussive head impacts during a men’s lacrosse season are associated with decreases in balance scores from pre- to postseason, according to findings from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT, that could have implications for lower extremity injury risk.
By Katie Bell
Increasing running shoe bending stiffness helps improve running energetics up to the point at which it impairs metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint flexion—a threshold that varies between individuals—according to research from the Republic of Korea.
By Jordana Bieze Foster
Perceived knee function is poorer in athletes who successfully return to play after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury than in their uninjured counterparts, despite no strength or balance differences between the groups, according to research from Norway.
By Jordana Bieze Foster
By Emily Delzell
Research Triangle Park, NC-based Viamet Pharmaceuticals in January reported positive results from its Phase 2b randomized controlled trial of VT-1161 for onychomycosis of the large toenail. VT-1161 is a novel, once-weekly, oral antifungal drug.
Science Translational Medicine on January 4 epublished randomized clinical trial results showing Organogenesis’s bioengineered living-cell wound-healing therapy demonstrated a significant change in the genomic profile of treated nonhealing venous leg ulcers (VLUs) compared with standard care.
Chicago-based GE Healthcare and the National Basketball Association (NBA) in January announced four newly selected research initiatives and issued a call for a third round of research proposals focused on bone stress injuries for the organizations’ Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Collaboration.
The Washington, DC-based American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) in February unveiled a commemorative website, AOPA100.org, as part of the association’s yearlong celebration of its 100th anniversary. The website features AOPA’s history, an interactive timeline, photo gallery, personal stories from AOPA members, and AOPA’s plans for the future.
Dr. Harvey’s Herbal Motion is a new cream developed by New York orthopedic surgeon Harvey Manes, MD, to help soothe aches and pains with all natural ingredients as an alternative to anti-inflammatory drugs and chemical-based creams. The formula includes capsaicin…
The STS Company has announced the addition of a new molding sock to its family of casting materials. The Trans-Tibial sock, developed as a part of a postoperative rigid dressing system introduced recently in Australia, is suited for obtaining a negative…
Tetra announces the Tetra-Flex CF (clip free) Woven Elastic Bandage. Tetra-Flex CF is a premium weave of Spandex and selected long-staple cotton providing maximum compression and durability, and its new self-closure system now makes it easy to apply and…
The SPIO Lower Body Orthosis is designed to assist with gait and stability in pediatric patients with spastic diplegia, hypotonia, Down syndrome, ataxia, autism, and sensory processing disorder, as well as other diagnoses. The specially milled fabric is lightweight…
Arcopedico USA introduces new fun and flirty travel shoes for Spring/Summer 2017, designed to be packable, lightweight, breathable, and circulation-supporting. The new Stripe shoe is a ballerina-style slip-on with a sculpted satin/cotton upper in a…
Designed to reduce the pain of knee osteoarthritis and increase stability, the Catalyst-Propel OA prioritizes patient comfort to help maximize compliance and outcomes. The Catalyst-Propel OA’s defining features are its dual Q-hinges, which enable adjustment of overall…
VibraCool Vibrational Cryotherapy is a wearable, FDA-cleared pain relief device that provides simple, serious relief for iliotibial band pain, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, and other acute and overuse injuries. VibraCool’s Cool-Pulse technology leverages the…